Cooperstown, New york
This historic village in the heart of New York state is best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, Cooperstown also makes for a charming winter retreat, with ice-skating on the pristine 10-mile Lake Otsego, snow tubing, cross country skiing or simply strolling along the quaint Main Street. Interested in learning new cooking skills? Take one of executive chef Michael Gregory’s popular cooking classes at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, where his ever-changing menus focus on the freshest seasonal ingredients. Stay at the historic Cooper Inn, which was built in 1813 and converted into a hotel in 1927. Rooms start at $115.